Llanthony Secunda Priory


Llanthony Secunda Priory is a ruined former Augustinian priory in Gloucester, England. It was founded in 1136 by Miles de Gloucester, 1st Earl of Hereford, as a retreat for the monks of Llanthony Priory, Vale of Ewyas, in what is now Monmouthshire, Wales, from persistent attacks by the local population.

The new priory flourished. By 1150 it had "stately buildings in a landscape of gardens and vineyards"; it became independent from its mother house and it amassed property both in Gloucester and the surrounding area and by the sixteenth century Llanthony Secunda was the sixth largest Augustinian house in England, owning 97 churches and 51 well-appointed manors. 

After the Dissolution of the Monasteries the priory with its lands near Gloucester was granted by the Crown to Arthur Porter, MP for Gloucester. The Porters, and their descendants the Scudamores, used it as a mansion house until the Siege of Gloucester in 1643, when it became part of the Royalist camp. After the siege only outbuildings remained standing, used as a farmstead and stables. From 1794 canal, railway and industrial works gradually encroached on the site and it was used as a scrap-yard between 1974-1991. Today, the remains of Llanthony Secunda Priory are a Scheduled Monument with six Grade I Listed structures, owned by the Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust.

Latest News

£3,194,400 grant for the Llanthony Secunda Re-formation Project confirmed today

March 24, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: THURSDAY 24th March 2016 Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust is delighted to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a £3,194,400 grant for the Llanthony Secunda Re-formation Project.

Final Heritage Lottery Fund Submission

February 9, 2016

The Llanthony Secunda Priory Trustees are delighted to confirm that our final Round Two Heritage Lottery Fund submission was made today to Heritage Lottery Fund Trust.

Invitation to Trust Volunteers

January 12, 2016

The Trustees of Llanthony Secunda Priory invite you to join us at an early evening meeting to mark a milestone in the Trust’s ambitions for the Priory site in submitting our Round Two grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund 25th January 2016 VENUE GLOUCESTER GUILDHALL TIME 17.30 – 19.30

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